Secondary smelters seeking wider margins in slow mart

Nov 18, 2009 | 11:33 AM | Paul Schaffer

As secondary aluminum activity approaches a year-end slowdown, smelters are trying to widen their margins on limited new order volumes.

Some alloy marketers quoted 2 cents, and even 3 cents, per pound higher than last week, but acknowledge little volume. "If anybody wants metal, that's what it's going to take. If we don't sell at those numbers we're just not going to....

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